What is the Tour de BBQ?

The Tour de BBQ, which will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 12, 35, and 62 miles. What makes the event unique is that the rest stops for each route are some of Kansas City’s most famous barbecue restaurants where riders are provided a sample of that restaurant’s offering. After cyclists complete their route, they’re greeted with frosty beverages, more barbecue and a free concert.

Funds raised by the Tour de BBQ support The University of Kansas Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic – a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. The clinic was developed through a research partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The Tour de BBQ provides funds for a nurse navigator to assist adolescents as they transition from pediatric to adult oncology treatment.

Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $500,000 to support cancer survivors in Kansas City.

 

Wanting to Volunteer for the Tour de BBQ? Visit – http://kc.tourdebbq.com/volunteer/ ‎

Packet Pickup:

Thursday Sept. 28th from 4-7pm @ Elite Cycling - 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Friday Sept. 29th from 2-6pm @ Elite Cycling - 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206

Event Date:

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Event Times (subject to change):
Full Slab (62miles)
Stage - 7:00 a.m.
Launch - 7:30 a.m.
Long Stack (35 miles)
Stage - 8:00 a.m.
Launch - 8:30 a.m.
Short Stack (12 miles)
Stage - 9:00 a.m.
Launch - 9:30 a.m.
Event Location
Prairiefire Entertainment District - 5661 W 135th St. Overland Park, KS 66223

 

Online fundraising/donating will close on Thursday, September 28 at 8:00AM If you have any offline donations, please do not mail them. You can bring all your donations with you to packet pickup or on race day and we will apply it to your fundraising!

Perks of the Ride

BASIC ENTRY
WORLD-CLASS BBQ SAMPLES AT EACH REST STOP
CUSTOM TOUR DE BBQ T-SHIRT
CUSTOM TOUR DE BBQ SILICONE SAUCE BRUSH!

FUNDRAISING PRIZES

$85 RAISED - Covers rider's entry fee. In addition to event t-shirt and sauce brush - Custom Jack Stack Original BBQ Sauce

$100 RAISED - Customized Tour de BBQ Neoprene 6-pack cooler/caddy

$150 RAISED - Tour de BBQ hat and sunglasses

$300 RAISED - 2017 Tour de BBQ Jersey - DESIGN COMING SOON!

$500 RAISED - 6-pack Filet Mignons from the Kansas City Steak Company.

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER

YETI PRIZE PACK: 1 TUNDRA 45 COOLER, 1 YET SIDEKICK, 1 YETI ICE, 5 YETI RAMBLERS, AND A KC BBQ SAUCE AND RUB SAMPLER.

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO VIP AREA AT TOUR DE BBQ PAVILION. INCLUDES A BUFFETT AND BEVERAGES AT PRAIRIEFIRE'S COCOBOLOS!

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Packet Pickup:

Thursday Sept. 28th from 4-7pm @ Elite Cycling - 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206
Friday Sept. 29th from 2-6pm @ Elite Cycling - 10673 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS 66206

Race Day:

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Event Times (subject to change):
Full Slab (62miles)
Stage - 7:00 a.m.
Launch - 7:30 a.m.
Long Stack (35 miles)
Stage - 8:00 a.m.
Launch - 8:30 a.m.
Short Stack (12 miles)
Stage - 9:00 a.m.
Launch - 9:30 a.m.
Event Location
Prairiefire Entertainment District - 5661 W 135th St. Overland Park, KS 66223

Online fundraising/donating will close on Thursday, September 28 at 8:00AM If you have any offline donations, please do not mail them. You can bring all your donations with you to packet pickup or on race day and we will apply it to your fundraising!

Registration

There are two types of registration for the Tour de BBQ: Fundraise to Ride or Traditional Registration.

Traditional Registration

Here, you simply pay the registration fee and fundraising is optional – although still encouraged. Once you pay the registration fee, you can still join a fundraising team, create your own team, or fundraise individually. But nothing further is required if you simply choose to show up and ride.

Early Registration - Ends June 17 General Registration Late Registration
Short Stack (12 mile) $20
Long Stack (35 mile) $30
Full Slab (62 mile) $45
Short Stack (12 mile) $45
Long Stack (35 mile) $55
Full Slab (62 mile) $70
Short Stack (12 mile) $50
Long Stack (35 mile) $65
Full Slab (62 mile) $85

Fundraise to Ride

The other way to register is through the Fundraise to Ride. With this option you pay no upfront rider fee, but rather commit to fundraising at least $85 by September 29 in order to participate in the 2017 Tour de BBQ. Our sponsors and partners help us give great fundraising prizes steaks from The Kansas City Steak Co., 2017 jerseys, YETI prize packs and more. See a full list of fundraising prizes below.

What happens if I don’t raise $85 by September 29? You can still participate in the Tour de BBQ by paying the current registration price for your distance or personally donating the remaining amount to fulfill the $85 fundraising obligation.